The gybe, the ‘mile loser’ and the final throes of Leg 2: Libby Greenhalgh takes a look at the Volvo Ocean Race fleet’s chances as they gybe towards Cape Town
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Leg 1 – Alicante to Lisbon and the podium goes to : Vestas 11th Hour. They showed solid speed throughout the Leg and good decision making ensuring they led the gybes early on and believed in the their decisions and it paid off to give them a tidy lead. Ready Libby’s wrap up of Leg 1 here.
After the boats have done the inshore lap of sausage triangle for the spectators of Alicante the teams will be locking into offshore mode sailing and boat speed, as they set off in 13-16 KT NE .
Breaking the Leg down in to three parts we can see where there might be potential splits and focal points in the race.
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